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Poster: ducats Date: Oct 8, 2008 4:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Crosby & Nash

I know it just started Sunday but anybody hear if there worth seeing?

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Oct 8, 2008 4:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crosby & Nash

Didn't have the cash to see them this year, but I saw them around this time last year and they were awesome. Very small venue (1,000 people at most)and a very fun show. I have seen them many times over the last 20 years and have never been dissapointed. I would say they are definitely worth checking out.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 8, 2008 4:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crosby & Nash

they are worth seeing, Crosby playing with his son also?
very expensive?

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 8, 2008 5:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crosby & Nash

They are playing a small theatre in Westhampton Beach later this month, but tickets were $165, so I opted for Derek Trucks, a bargain at $85...

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Poster: ducats Date: Oct 8, 2008 6:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crosby & Nash

stub hub shows this Sat at $90-120. I'm gonna call the box office tomorrow. I can't see spending more than 50.

Saw him by himself at the Stone Pony right after he got out of rehab (+jail?) in like 87-88 - it was great.

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Poster: Ras ViKing Date: Oct 9, 2008 7:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crosby & Nash

I saw Crosby-Nash in Milwaukee in '86 on the short tour he and Grahme did right after David got released from his 'public housing'. Was a spectacular show. Wish I had it. Keep finding people who claim to have it but they never seem to respond to inquiries about trade/B&P/???

I'm hoping to see them yet this year. Having seen C-N, CSN & CSNY several times over the years I'd have to put C-N above all the other formations.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 8, 2008 6:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crosby & Nash

He opened that New Year's show 86 going into 87 at the Kaiser right after he got out of jail. It was him, the nevilles, and then the boys. He made a statement warning about the dangers of excessive drug use, how it fucked up his life, etc. I heard more than one head say his probation officer made him say it. ain't gonna learn....

...almost cut my hair...

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Poster: ducats Date: Oct 8, 2008 7:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crosby & Nash

that tune rocked the Stone Pony - probably about 75 people there

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Poster: He Live's Date: Oct 8, 2008 10:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: love CROSBY.....

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i couldn't find the image i wanted -- there is a crosby album cover or back, that is a photo, supposedly, of the contents of his pockets -- you know, keys, drugs, coins, knives, etc..........

anyone?




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Poster: ducats Date: Oct 9, 2008 7:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: love CROSBY.....

what's that tune called about the hitcher Joni sang on The Last Waltz - it was pretty good - so was Big Yellow Taxi - but she was a moody one.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Oct 9, 2008 11:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: love CROSBY.....

what's that tune called about the hitcher Joni sang on The Last Waltz - it was pretty good - so was Big Yellow Taxi - but she was a moody one.

The song is Coyote. It's on Hejira ( sp? )

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Poster: amosearle Date: Oct 9, 2008 7:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: love CROSBY.....

A lot of the good ones are... I'm lucky my missus is so easy to get along with...

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Poster: amosearle Date: Oct 9, 2008 7:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crosby & Nash

Does anyone know how to get a copy of the old Crosby-Nash album that has "Laughing" on it? I think the name of the record was just Crosby-Nash.

That's the song that led me to the Dead, with Jerry on pedal steel. My old copy was green. I haven't found evidence of it being released again on CD. I would love to get a modern release of that album.

I would definately go to that show if the money and timing worked out.

That's a lot of jack for a show, who do they think they are, the Eagles?

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Poster: dr. flashback Date: Oct 9, 2008 2:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crosby & Nash

Hi amosearle,

the album you are referring to is actually Crosby's first solo album, released in 1971 "If Only I Could Remember My Name". How's that for a stoner title? I got to meet Crosby a few years ago. He signed my vinyl copy of that album, and he talked about how much he loved Jerry's steel playing on "Laughing".
Also, I recommend you get -

The bootleg "outtakes from Remember My Name"
and -
"The Perro sessions" (Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra)

Both of these circulate widely on torrents and in trading.
They are both from the same general time period (1970-71) and consist of mainly Crosby, Nash, Grace Slick, Paul Kantner, Jorma, Jerry Garcia and sometimes Neil Young and Joni as well.
All sessions done at Wally Heider's magic studio and the sound quality is superb.

For more Jerry pedal steel, check out the first Crosby & Nash album, released in 1972. It's basically the Grateful Dead (Jerry, Phil and Bill) backing up Crosby and Nash.
The song "The Wall Song" has some primo Jerry guitar work - it sounds just like Dark Star with Crosby and Nash!!!

here's the AMG review.
cheers,
Dr. Flashback :-)


Review by Lindsay Planer

This self-titled release is one of -- if not arguably the -- most impressive side project to arise from CSN. Taken beyond face value, Graham Nash/David Crosby is a direct reflection, if not an extension, of the musical and personal relationship between its co-creators. Likewise, the results remain true, enhancing rather than detracting from the very individualistic styles of Crosby and Nash. The best elements of each are readily available here, punctuated at every turn by their complicated vocal arrangements and air-lock harmonies. In the wake of the enormous successes garnered by the albums Crosby Stills & Nash, Déjà Vu, and Four Way Street, the principal members were essentially given carte blanche studio access to pursue solo projects as well. This release is the first in what would turn out to be a series of collaborative efforts between Crosby and Nash. Musically it continues in much the same vein as their respective debut solo releases, If I Could Only Remember My Name and Songs for Beginners. Nash's contributions include "Girl to Be on My Mind," "Stranger's Room," and "Southbound Train" -- a twangy piece of Americana featuring a high and lonesome steel guitar solo from Jerry Garcia that likewise hearkens to the Grateful Dead's American Beauty, Elton John's Tumbleweed Connection, or the Band's Music From Big Pink. These tracks co-exist in stark contrast to Crosby's more cerebral and incisive contributions, such as "Whole Cloth," "Games," and "The Wall Song." The latter features some outstanding instrumental support from the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia (guitar), Phil Lesh (bass), and Billy Kreutzman (drums). The core band revolves around another set of all-stars: Russell Kunkel (drums), Leland Skylar (bass), Craig Doerge (keyboards), and Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar (guitar). This same band would more or less continue to back up Crosby and Nash's duo efforts throughout the remainder of the '70s. Graham Nash/David Crosby offers much of the same unique songwriting and personal style which informed their better contributions not only to the CSN-related efforts, but as far back as their offerings with the Hollies and the Byrds. Interested enthusiasts are also urged to locate Another Stoney Evening -- a live acoustic release from October 10, 1971 -- which includes seminal live versions of "Southbound Train," "Where Will I Be," "Immigration Man," and "Stranger's Room."

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Poster: amosearle Date: Oct 10, 2008 6:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crosby & Nash

I am honored to get a response from the good doctor. I have enjoyed your reviews for a while. I used to listen to "If I could only remember my name" while writing papers for school, sucked into the world between my headphones. I think 'cowboy movie' is evidence of someone in need of a drug holiday, but that's another conversation. I had forgotten Laughing was on that one. Perhaps the vinyl green cover I was remembering is a collection.
I appreciate the recommendations. I will certainly pursue those!